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Male, 35, Australia

Mon 31st Mar 2008

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timp29 commented on The Super Famicom is 25 Years Old:

Super Mario world, super castlevania, super probotector (contra), f-zero, super Street fighter 2, a link to the past, super star wars, teenage mutant ninja turtles IV, SNES prince of persia...
I spent countless hours on all of these gems, and there are plenty of other epics games I spent time on and many others I never even knew about.
SNES had arguably the greatest library. N64 had some epic games too but not in the bulk of numbers that SNES gave us



timp29 commented on Feature: Reflecting On Three Years With The Wi...:

Loyal nintendo fan since 1986 (when the NES hit Australian shores), although I did skip the game cube in favour of PC (thanks to a diablo 2 addiction and turned off by windwakers graphical style).

The WiiU has come at an awkward time in my life (working crazy hours and having my first child) and has largely gathered dust for me. Really got into most of Nintendo's first party titles but little else. Virtual console was disappointing compared to the Wii and the game pad really didn't deliver for me. I thought fighting over the TV would be a thing of the past but I just wasn't interested in playing on a tiny screen, I had my 3DS for that. However despite that, I don't feel that I missed out by not owning a PS3/4 or XBox either.

If life was less hectic I'm sure I would have got more out of my wiiu, but as a console, it pales in comparison to my experience with the wii.



timp29 commented on The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess Is Rece...:

Was secretly hoping for a pre Christmas release. Will get this for sure but I still think a HD mario galaxy would be more gorgeous, but perhaps nintendo fears mario overload.
Have we reached peak mario?
Will we ever reach peak zelda??

And to echo the thoughts of others, looks very much like the original. Still lots of sharp polygon edges particularly on environmental elements. I hope they spend a lot of time on the overworld.



timp29 commented on Nintendo Life Weekly: Miitomo, Twilight Prince...:

I would probably prefer a HD remaster of mario galaxy before twilight princess. But realistically they've had some HD footage of twilight princess from since the wii u launch. It's not that surprising.



timp29 commented on Review: The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (...:

It seems not many are disputing OoTs greatness, just whether the game gets scored in its original context or the current context. I don't see the point in re-reviewing it if it's just scored as per the original review.



timp29 commented on Review: The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (...:

I have paid for OoT 4 times now. shakes fist (holding dollars) at nintendo. I understand the argument about whether OoT still deserves a 10. Probably not, it has aged, but I think it is still one of the highest ever scoring on metacritic with a score of 99. For those that don't have any nostalgia for this game, it really was huge, in its time, there was nothing quite like it, Mario 64 was amazing but again had nothing on the open world exploration and nothing on the phenomenally huge boss fights.
This game deserves to be remembered as one of the greatest, and genre defining, for its time. This isn't its time.



timp29 commented on Poll: Is It Time For a Fresh Alternative to th...:

The wii had a hugely superior virtual console to that on the WiiU or the 3DS.

They need to flood as much content in ASAP. Perhaps there are issues with complexity of having to recode every title but surely the work done to emulate for the wii largely translates across to the wiiu.

Either way, more virtual console titles nintendo. Yes they may take sales away from one another, but the wiiu library is lacking in third party, so make it up with nostalgia and reward your older faithful fans.



timp29 commented on Nintendo Classics in the Running for Inaugural...:

I love Nintendo, but Doom or Tetris or maybe Super Mario Bros are the games in that list that are worthy for the impact they have had in terms of gaming history.

Mario - pretty much popularised the platform genre through mid 80s into early 90s

Tetris - basically sold the original game boy and put handhelds on the radar plus brought the puzzle genre in to compete with platformers

Doom - while not the original FPS, it was the one that really sounded the death knell for the platformer genre and brought in FPSs which continue to dominate today. Probably came out early 90s, and until 1997/98 when Mario 64 and OoT came out, FPSs were the most popular and obviously goldeneye was the great example on N64.

Mario 64 and Ocarina of Time also deserve to be immortalised, as they were such groundbreaking entries into the free roaming true 3D genre.

Pokemon, minecraft, world of Warcraft are also massive games that deserve recognition, but I think the older titles deserve recognition first.

Golden axe/Double dragon deserves a mention for scrolling beat em up/hack n slash
Dune/command and conquer basically the precursor to Starcraft which basically is number 1 in Korea, maybe even Asia overall.
Essay over sorry for rambling



timp29 commented on Video: Super Mario 64 Leaps Onto Wii U Virtual...:

I don't understand why they haven't flooded the wii u with virtual console. I actually play more virtual console than regular games because I can use the restore/save feature when I'm poor on time. Sucks that the wii virtual console library is superior.



timp29 commented on Nintendo Download: 4th December (Europe):

SCAT? No no no no... Why would anyone use this for a game name. I hate to think what would come up if I googled this let alone play it.
I hope it is a rubbish game so that the tag line on its review is simply its name



timp29 commented on Devil's Third Developer Discusses Its Unique A...:

Nintendo seems to be saving these half developed games and bringing them to wiiu. Shorter development turnaround, greater games library, but these will never be 10/10 games. And Nintendo needs more 10/10 games.

HD Mario galaxy would be 10/10



timp29 commented on Talking Point: What We Expect From Nintendo at...:

I'm expecting a massive E3 from Nintendo. They didn't even try to compete at last years, so hopefully they have 2-3 extra aces up their sleeve. This is their chance to steal the attention away from Sony and Microsoft and sell the WiiU if it is to have much relevancy this generations console war.

Please don't disappoint me big N!!



timp29 commented on Review: The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap (W...:

II'm stuck trying to get through the swamp. Haven't played the game in months now because of it But I have to echo this review, even though it has dated a lot, this is still a very enjoyable entry in the series and adds new play style elements which work very well. I would probably lower the score personally because of the way this game has dated.



timp29 commented on Road Redemption Developer Outlines Plans for a...:

I'm going to buy this just because I love the concept and this genre has been lacking for a long time.
But the music in that trailer needs work and some of the sound effects eg pipe to face need work. Add in some changes to your character during air time, and some city/town environments and this is a winner in my eyes.



timp29 commented on Former Criterion Boss Alex Ward Laments Issues...:

I really want to buy a physical copy of need for speed but I can't find an Australian retailer asking less than $79. The criminal thing is probably how little of that $79 ends up in the pockets of guys like ward. If I finally find a copy of most wanted for $50 (which I would pay in a heart beat) he probably gets the same amount of money.



timp29 commented on Nintendo Confirms Major Reductions In Sales an...:

Major bummer Nintendo shareholders. I love my WiiU but there just haven't been that many 'must have' games for my taste.

Let's see what happens when Smash Bros and MK8 hit, especially if a Zelda WiiU details are also released around then.



timp29 commented on Two Tribes Development Studio Shuts Down and N...:

Toki Tori 2 was amazing and original. TwoTribes deserved every success. I'm glad I bought Toki Tori 2 and Toki Tori 1 (twice now) so I don't have to feel guilty about the loss of such a fantastic studio.

I'm sure there will be plenty of speculation on what went wrong, but at the end of the day, apart from maybe being a bit too ambitious on the scope of Toki Tori 2 I think TwoTribes did everything right.



timp29 commented on Rumour: Minecraft Is Already In Development Fo...:

Never played mine craft but did giggle my donkey off when Athene made a video about minecraft... all these people making giant willies in game. His reactions made me laugh so hard. Athenewins peniscraft on YouTube. Warning for the kids, there is some language in the video... but this is the internet.



timp29 commented on Nintendo Reiterates Confidence That the Wii U ...:

Redo this article one month after MK8 then we will know whether the WiiU will succeed.

Hopefully Nintendo isn't too arrogant to learn from the Sony and Microsoft launches and join the dots between marketing and initial sales. Someone mentioned their friends bought PS4 and quickly got bored of the game available... The WiiU launch was not that different even though it had a great launch lineup (sadly most games were ports from 360/PS3 however)



timp29 commented on Review: Double Dragon (Wii U eShop / NES):

I would probably give this a 5 or 6 for its clunky slow controls. It is sadly outshone by its sequel which bears no resemblance to its arcade heritage.

If you want an 80s arcade side scrolling beat em up port, final fight or turtles in time are better but I think they were actually released on SNES.



timp29 commented on Tech Site The Verge Thinks The Wii U's Failure...:

I can't say I've been wow'ed by the tablet controller. I think they should package the Wii U pro controller with the console and sell the tablet controller as a peripheral.

Possibly knock another $50 off the console and increase its market penetration. However, I'm pretty sure Nintendo is just biding it's time thinking 'when SSB and MK8 arrive... Wii U will print money'



timp29 commented on Video: Meet The New Kings of Kong Documentary ...:

Hahaha that Lemay guy is a big troller. Games need guys like that to stir up rivalries and make it interesting and fun, otherwise it's a big nerd fest with nothing to hold people's interest. Imagine if the documentary was 2 hours of Kong footage. Love the whole concept of Kong off.

Does anyone know if there is some website or forum for people who like to restore old cabinets? That's something I'd love to get into now that I have a bit more coin.



timp29 commented on This Video Brings Back Festive Sega Memories o...:

I kinda miss gaming pre internet. I got all my news from GamePro and other magazines. Also every time you played a game you had no idea what to expect and could just play the game on its merits rather than with all the associated hype and expectation that modern marketing brings. The big exception to this was of course Nintendo advertising Mario Bros 3 in the movie the Wizard, that was revolutionary for its time.

Magical Nintendo moments for me probably started with Zelda II. I begged my mom for it because it was gold and had a sword on the front... therefore it must have been cool and then well... future Zelda games up to Twilight Princess have had that same magical quality for me.

But to be honest, as much as I love Nintendo, The Last Ninja back on Commodore 64 made me a gamer for life . Hence my avatar...

Going back and playing these games now is pretty cringe worthy but the nostalgia is always fun (someone mentions Simon's Quest above haha. I played that too and was too young to know the words AVGN uses, but realise now that pretty much all those same issues ticked me off too).



timp29 commented on Soapbox: Even With The Arrival Of PS4 And Xbox...:

Come on 400 posts. Well done Nintendo life for writing articles that generate such quality discussion. Well done indeed!

Hardly any flame wars or trolling, just (mostly) intelligent conversation with people respecting one another views and well constructed arguments. I guess the Nintendo life readership should also be congratulated. Partly why I found this site when Wii VC started and never looked anywhere else for my Nintendo news.